Tree Portraits, The Treacherous Elder
This is one of a set of twelve cards.
Each card gives information about the tree, but it does more than that, it tells the story of the tree; it's uses it's folklore, and untimately, it's character.
I will grow anywhere, even on sea cliffs. You cannot hide from me. Of old I was found
close by your door, though always slighted, never invited in; a shaving elder by the door
will keep the devil away, but dare to burn me – just you dare, and I’ll invite him in. I am the scourge of flies, and will also keep these from your threshold. My hollow branches are a child’s delight - to the fair ones I give the best whistles and flutes; to Thursday’s child I give up perfect pea-shooters.
All children smile their quirky sideways smiles when they dare sip my complex cordial, while to their parents, my flower’s wine gives glinting eyes and the season’s sweetest kiss.
(printed of FSC approved card)
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